Art & Design

Curriculum Intent

Overall aim of Art at Blessed Robert Sutton is that all pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about diverse artworks, artists, media and materials, together with a deep understanding of the Arts enlightened by the Sutton Way.

Art will teach Spiritual Development by:

Pupils developing an appreciation of God’s creation and an understanding of the spiritual connections to artwork. Pupils will understand the importance of Art in different religions and the Catholic faith. Pupils will learn to contribute to and engage as confident citizens and future professionals to the culture, creativity, economic success, leisure, material and emotional wellbeing of our society within both national and global contexts.

Art will teach Social Excellence by:

Pupils developing a range of teaching strategies that allow opportunities for them to work effectively as a community. Class discussions will develop pupils’ abilities to work effectively as a team; communicating, respecting, listening and developing each other’s ideas.

Art provides an opportunity for and engagement in leisure pursuits that can yield lifelong benefits in health, wellbeing and life satisfaction.

Art will teach Academic Excellence by:

Enabling students to engage with and explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences and how to recognise and communicate ideas and meanings.

These opportunities enable them to work with traditional and new media, so that they develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. Through these opportunities they learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. Experiences will enable students to learn how to reflect critically on their own and others’ work.

Art & Design Learning Journey

Examples of students work: